Citation, argument over thermostat leads to Smiths Grove shooting

SMITHS GROVE, Ky. – An early morning shooting in Smiths Grove Thursday in which a woman is accused of shooting her boyfriend occurred after a 14-day argument over the thermostat in their 818 College Street home.

Candy Ann Moss, 52, told Kentucky State Police that she and her boyfriend Steve Flynn had been arguing for two weeks over the thermostat setting in their home, according to her arrest citation.

“I went crazy and I shot him,” Moss said to troopers, according to her citation.

After shooting Flynn she told troopers she attempted to tend to his wounds and to call 911, but no record of her calling 911 was located, according to her citation. Flynn was shot at about 3 a.m. and police were called to the home at 9:47 a.m.

Police found Flynn with several gunshot wounds and seated in a recliner. He was able to talk when they arrived.

Moss is accused of shooting her boyfriend of three years several times with a 38-caliber revolver and then hiding the gun and stray projectiles, according to her arrest citation.

He was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, KSP Post 3 spokesman Trooper Jeremy Hodges said.

Flynn is listed in critical condition. He was originally taken via ambulance to an area hospital and then airlifted to a trauma center.

Moss is charged with first-degree assault domestic violence and tampering with physical evidence.

She was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.